A report in Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday mentioned that the legendary spinner’s enterprise supervisor carried out CPR for about 20 minutes to save lots of him.
“The 52-year-old’s long-time manager told the Herald and The Age (that) Warne had not been drinking before he was found by his friend Andrew Neophitou, an executive producer on his recently released documentary, who had gone to Warne’s Thailand hotel room before a planned dinner,” the report mentioned.
The studies added that Warne was discovered unconscious “with the historic first Test between Australia and Pakistan playing on the television”. It mentioned the legendary spinner was holidaying at a resort in Koh Samui, Thailand “as part of a rare extended holiday” and was scheduled to journey to the UK on his commentating task.
“They were meant to meet some people at 5pm. Neo (Neophitou) was next door, he’s always on time,” Warne’s lengthy-time supervisor James Erskine mentioned.
“He realised he wasn’t well. He tried to give mouth-to-mouth, tried to resuscitate him, he had no heartbeat, the ambulance came 20 minutes later and an hour and a bit later he was pronounced dead (at the Thai International Hospital).”
According to Erskine, Warne was off drinks as he’d been weight-reduction plan. “He was on holiday, having a lie down, siesta, he hadn’t been drinking, he’d been on this diet to lose weight,” he mentioned.
“He didn’t drink much. Everyone thinks he’s a big boozer but he’s not a big boozer at all. I sent him a crate of wine, 10 years later it’s still there. He doesn’t drink, never took drugs, ever. He hated drugs so nothing untoward,” added Erskine.
“He was going to do the things he likes doing. He was going to play in one or two poker competitions, play a lot of golf, be with his kids; that was about it; (to) have time to himself.”
Erskine mentioned Warne’s youngsters Brooke, Summer and Jackson have been “shattered” and the spinner’s father, Keith, had visited his grandchildren on Saturday to “comfort them”.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison led his nation’s tribute to the cricketing legend, saying Warne was “one of just a few that would strategy the extraordinary achievements of the good Don Bradman“.
“But Shane was more than this to Australians. Shane was one of our nation’s greatest characters. His humour, his passion, his irreverence, his approachability ensured he was loved by all. Australians loved him. We all did,” Morrison mentioned.
The Victorian authorities has introduced that the MCG’s Great Southern Stand can be renamed the S.Okay. Warne Stand in reminiscence of the leg-spinner. Warne notched his 700th Test wicket on the MCG.
“The S.K. Warne Stand will be a permanent tribute to an amazing Victorian,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews tweeted.
Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy was shattered by the dying however “unsurprised” his former teammate died younger.
“An early passing did not shock me for Warnie,” Healy advised Nine’s Today present. “He didn’t look after his body that well. He yo-yoed up and down (weight gain).
“He did not put a lot sunscreen on. I assumed it might have turn out to be pores and skin points for him over time, however not at 52. And he would have been full of beans proper to the top, I guess.”